On August 26th, Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto returns to the ring after almost two years away from the sport. The four-weight World Champion will face Japan’s big-punching Yoshihiro Kamegai for the WBO World Super-Welterweight Title.
Speaking in an official press release, Freddie Roach, Miguel Cotto’s trainer, argued tht Kamegai’s full-throttle style will be his downfall: “Kamegai is very aggressive and I like that. I think it should make for a great fight because he's coming forward all the time and always looking for a knockout.”
Roach is confident in his student making a successful comeback and by knockout. “Guys who look for knockouts, get knocked out. So, we're working on countering his attack, and it's going really well so far."
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya is also predicting fireworks come August 26th and has been waxing lyrical about the Puerto Rican’s impressive career.
“For more than 16 years, Miguel Cotto has represented Puerto Rico. He has given fans incredible fights at a number of weight classes, and has won World Titles in an astounding four divisions.
“Now, after nearly two years out of the ring, as he attempts to claim a sixth championship belt, we are fully expecting a tough war between him and Kamegai,” added the ‘Golden Boy’.
Watch Miguel Cotto take on Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO World Super-Welterweight Championship, live on BoxNation on August 26th.